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Sleeping In

Sleeping In

Date: Jun 13 2008

Themes: Time


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It would seem that the most natural thing to do would be to wake up at sunrise and go to bed at sunset. But if that’s the case, why does it feel so good to sleep through the entire morning?

Teenagers are famous for their love of sleeping in. But some adults really like to spend the morning in bed as well. Among them are Jason and Amanda.


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Amanda:  Do you know what my most favorite thing to do in this world is?

Jason:  What?

Amanda:  Just guess. C’mon, you know me.

Jason:  Uh, frisbee golf.

Amanda:  Close. Sleeping in. Like high school-style. Like 12-plus hours.

Jason:  Oh yeah!

Amanda:  When was the last time you got to do that?

Jason:  Today. I set my own hours. I woke up at noon today.

Amanda:  You did not wake up at noon today.

Jason:  I wake up at noon every day.

Amanda:  No, you don’t!

Jason:  Yeah, I do!

Amanda:  How do you hold down a real job?

Jason:  I work from about 1pm to 10pm, and then I go out until 2am and then I wake up at noon.

Amanda:  Do you kinda feel like a vampire a little bit?

Jason:  A little bit.

Amanda:  When you wake up in the morning, it’s not even morning. People are going out for lunch.

Jason:  Totally. But I also have the jump on people because I can send an email at two in the morning and everyone will get it at seven in the morning when they get up so it seems like I’m on top of it.

Amanda:  So you’re kind of proactive, ahead of the game, or you’re lazy, right?

Jason:  I do feel lazy. Whenever you get to sleep in like you do, do you feel like it’s…I don’t know, do you feel like you’ve done something bad, like a little bit of guilt?

Amanda:  Yes! On the weekends I sleep in to 11 and I feel totally guilty because life’s going on without me. Breakfast, cleaning the house, people are out doing stuff and I’m in bed with the shades down. And then I wake up kind of groggy, you know? And you look at the clock and you take a shower and it’s like 2, right?

Jason:  I think about it. I think about making the switch to a normal lifestyle, but every time I get into that new groove, something knocks me out of it, like a good show I can’t resist going to on a Wednesday and then next thing you know, sleeping till noon again.

Amanda:  Well, you’re lucky you don’t have a 9-5 job then.

Jason:  I know.

Amanda:  Because that’s not gonna work.

Jason:  I know. It’s like one of my main incentives to not get a real 9-5.

Amanda:  Nice.



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Amanda cannot believe that Jason gets to sleep in every day. She’s so jealous. Like most people she works a 9-5 so sleeping in is something special for her. But Jason decides when he works so he chooses to sleep in ever day.

While sleeping in sure feels good, sometimes you miss things or you feel guilty for wasting the day in bed. Do you like to sleep in or are you an early riser?



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i am get up early in the morning nr 5.40 'O' clock after that  I read  and narmaly excersices. i am sleeping in the late night because i am working 10.7 .

Thanks you all person


Tilak from


12:45 PM Jun 13 2008 |

learning girl


i get used to  get up at 7o'clock in  morning.

because i have to work at 8 o'clock.

11:37 AM Jun 13 2008 |




don't like sleep in morning becouse i feel sleep lose time


11:15 AM Jun 13 2008 |




thats funny what Jason is doing, i wish to get that kind of job that i set up my own hours so i can sleep in __. usually i don't sleep in bu i think i will do it as soon as i gt the chance hahahahaa.

08:38 AM Jun 13 2008 |




     I would like sleeping in the m'rng.but i like to awake at late night.Mostly I spend my time on night to watching T.V,chatting.I don't like to wake up in the noon.

07:30 AM Jun 13 2008 |




yeah i like to sleeping in cause most of my time i spend it on the night like surfing internet,chatting and so on till morning hehe, maybe around 2 or 3 am i m going to bed hehe….i m not sure the meaning of the " nooners" maybe its like you are going enjoy of your afternoon time…hehe that just me..

05:25 AM Jun 13 2008 |



The below sentences, i don't know the meaning,who can tell me i  would be highly appreciated.

 "i also have the jump on people"

it seems like i am on top on it "

 how do you hold down the real job?

05:07 AM Jun 13 2008 |



hello, i guess," nooners" it means some one who going out for lunch.

05:01 AM Jun 13 2008 |



i'd like to known what's the meaning for "nooners".btw,i'd like sleeping in the morning,but i have to work in 9-5.so in the weekend,i would wake up in the noon.Cool

02:35 AM Jun 13 2008 |

Mebal Lee

Mebal Lee


I have a 9-5 job. :)

who can tell me what is "nooners" mean in the sentence of "people are going out for nooners and lunch?"

Thank you very much in advance!!!

02:12 AM Jun 13 2008 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i usually get up early and i really enjoy of that. there is clear oxygen, pleasure temperature and silent invironment…....... that's really nice besides:

the early bird catches the worm

01:30 AM Jun 13 2008 |

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